Eyes on you Make your eyes sparkle with these easy tricks

Try these tricks to en­hance and brighten the look of your eyes and make them sparkle

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the eyes have been called the win­dows to the soul for a very good rea­son – your peep­ers com­mu­ni­cate so much about what you’re think­ing and feel­ing. They’re also what you fo­cus on when you’re talk­ing to some­one. So what bet­ter rea­son is there to make yours more beau­ti­ful? It doesn’t take much and, who knows, they may be­come your new best fea­ture.

1 IL­LU­MI­NATE THE ZONE

High­lighters re­flect light and make the skin look smoother. When ap­plied to nat­u­ral high points, such as the tops of cheeks and brow bones, they give them a lift. An il­lu­mi­nat­ing con­cealer is also ideal for re­duc­ing dark cir­cles. Start from the in­ner cor­ner of the eye and blend down to­wards the top of each cheek. TRY Watt’s Up! High­lighter, $53, Ben­e­fit; Dream Lumi Touch Con­cealer, $17.95, May­belline New York.

2 NUR­TURE THE SKIN

Treat the area around your eyes very gen­tly and ap­ply an eye cream daily. Di­vide a pea-size amount be­tween ring fingers and pat over your or­bital bones, stop­ping halfway in. TRY Re­vi­talift Laser X3 Eye Cream, $44.95, L’oreal Paris; Rapid Dark Cir­cle Re­pair Eye Cream, $34.90, Neu­tro­gena.

3 DRAW THE LINE

Eye­liner will ef­fec­tively make your lashes look thicker, with or with­out the ad­di­tion of mas­cara. Choose a liq­uid liner if you want to cre­ate a dis­tinct line or blend a dark pen­cil along your top lashes for a softer ef­fect. TRY Kohl Pen­cil, $8.99, Mod­els Pre­fer; Colour Chameleon in Black Di­a­mond, $37, Char­lotte Til­bury.

4 FRAME THEM UP

Styled brows not only pro­vide frames for your eyes, they make you look more re­freshed and youth­ful. Even thin, sparse brows will do the job with the ad­di­tion of a lit­tle brow pen­cil or pow­der. TRY Me­chan­i­cal

Eye­brow Duo, $14.95, Na­tio; Easy Breezy Sculpt + Brow Po­made, $16.95, Cover­girl.

5 PLAY WITH SHADES

Soft shad­ows ap­plied to your lids and into socket creases add bright­ness, whereas a blend of darker and mid-tone shades adds drama. For guid­ance, look for a palette with in­struc­tions on colour place­ment. TRY Rose Nude Eye­shadow Palette, $12.99, Mod­els Pre­fer; Smoky Eyes Eye­shadow Makeup Case, $17.99, Pro­fu­sion.

6 FLUT­TER THOSE LASHES

Mas­cara is one way to make your lashes look thicker, but an­other great op­tion is false lashes. They’re eas­ier than they’ve ever been to put on and the more you wear them, the more you’ll love them. TRY Vol­ume Starter Kit 101, $13.99, Ey­lure; True Vol­ume Lashes Chic, $8.99, Kiss; Nat­u­ral Lashes, $9.49, 1000 Hour Lashes.

7 LOOK RE­FRESHED

Avoid look­ing tired by re­duc­ing any red­ness above and be­low your eyes. A quick and easy fix is to ap­ply a touch of con­cealer to your lids and, for un­der your lower lashes, run a line of con­cealer over the area and blend gen­tly.

TRY Un­der Eye Cush­ion Con­cealer, $17.95, Na­tio; Sig­na­ture Es­sen­tials Beauty Sleep Eye Bright­ener, $8.95, Ulta3.

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